The new trailer debuted via The Playlist for I Was at Home but (Ich war zuhause aber) directed by Angela Schanelec (“The Dreamed Path,” “Bridges of Sarajevo,” “Marseille”). I Was At Home, But… competed for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival where Schanelec won the Silver Bear for Best Director.
The film stars Maren Eggert, Jakob Lassalle, Clara Möller, along with Franz Rogowski, and opens on February 14 at Film at Lincoln Center in New York City and February 28 at Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles.
I Was at Home, But… tells the story of Astrid (Maren Eggert), a forty-something mother of two, struggling to regain her balance in the wake of her husband’s death. Her adolescent son Phillip (Jakob Lassalle) disappeared for a week and now that he has returned, he faces disciplinary action at school and his toe requires amputation. As new questions confront Astrid from every angle, even simple activities like buying a bicycle or engaging with a work of art, are fraught with unexpected challenges.
In her signature elliptical style and with a gentle sense of humor, Schanelec weaves together these narrative strands and more – a school production of Hamlet, a pair of teachers deciding whether to start a family, a donkey and a dog who share a home – to create an indelible picture of a small community grappling with fundamental questions of existence.